Too much medicine is making us sick

23 september 2016

Why doctors can do less, will be explained by dr Iona Heath on November 11th. She worked as a General Practioner (1975-2010) and was president of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK, 2009 – 2012).

Sophisticated screening programs are saving lives, but they are also being performed too often. In these programs, diseases are diagnosed that would never have caused harm. Treatment is also overused. Around the world there is increasing evidence of the overprescribing of antibiotics and other drugs. We can refocus on the hippocratic oath: first, do no harm. In other words: doing less can be more medicine.

How can we reduce the waste of overmedication and increase the value of science for patients?

Listen to dr Iona Heath on Friday November 11th in Nijmegen: 

Programme FederaDag (dr Iona Heath plus 9 other experts on Health(y) Science: increasing value, reducing waste)  and  Registration)

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